Beaumont Hospital fights Infection with new Curtains

8th November 2017 - Healthcare

Male nurse pushing stretcher gurney bed in hospital corridor

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin is the first hospital in Ireland to introduce a revolutionary new fabric technology for its ward and window curtains.  The hospital will replace all their cubicle and window curtains over the coming weeks.  Any design and colour curtain can be chosen and the hospital has entered into an interactive choice programme with their staff representatives to pick the most suitable design.  The hospital management are very conscious of their patients in this process both from an infection prevention point of view and also from an aesthetic view point. The fabric used in the manufacture of the curtains has ‘Micro-Fresh’ technology that inhibits the growth and spread of pathogenic and odour causing bacteria.  The treatment is effective against, E.coli, Legionella, MRSA, Listeria and odour causing bacteria.  This is the first time this technology has been used in the manufacture of hospital curtains and it will greatly help in the prevention of cross contamination throughout its life hanging in the hospital.  From the aesthetic point of view management wish to ensure that all aspects of a persons stay in hospital are looked at and this includes their surroundings while recovering.

Celtic Linen is the sole supplier of ‘Micro-Fresh’ in Ireland and will be working with Beaumont Hospital very closely to replace all their existing curtains which are part of scheduled exchange programme.